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27. September 2021

Cairoli & Guadagnini celebrate 2021 Motocross of Nations home success

2021 MXON21 Italia

Motocross of Nations: this weekend took the annual competition in Mantua (Italy).


Tony Cairoli and Andrea Guadagnini help Team Italy to a first triumph in 19 years

Jeffrey Herlings aces the Open class as Team Netherlands finish 2nd

Rene Hofer wins the MX2 category, Mattia Guadagnini 2nd and Isak Gifting 3rd

Tony Cairoli: “This was the one missing in my career and I’m really happy to get it. For sure it was a bit risky to come here and ride after last week’s crash. I didn’t feel 100%. On the dry track I could handle it better but on the wet track I was really struggling. The first moto crash didn’t help and I didn’t have the best feeling. I knew I needed just one decent moto and start and managed to do that. The other two guys did an amazing job, especially Mattia for his first time.”

Mattia Guadagnini: “The first time for me and I’m so happy! I did my best but made some mistakes and threw away a few points, My teammates did so well and we made it. This is really special for me and I want to thank everybody for the support and the belief in me.”

Jeffrey Herlings: “I did what I could today and going 1-1 was the maximum. The team did all they could, and we had some bad luck. Since 2016 we have been on the box at every Nations and you cannot always win. Sometimes you have to lose to get better. I super-proud of Team Netherlands and also my results; I’ve never been 1-1 at this event before so it is good to add that to the collection. I’m looking forward to the German GP now.”

Rene Hofer: “It was a really great day for me. Coming as an underdog team meant there was not much pressure. It’s an achievement that I can certainly check-off for my career and it was also great for Team Austria because 9th overall meant our first top ten for a long time. I hope – and I will try – to ride like that in the last GPs and aim for my first podium finish.”

Tom Vialle: “I was really happy about my first race. I had a great start and I should have won it. I was faster than Thomas Olsen but had to do the last three laps without any goggles. I was happy with the result but also a bit frustrated. In the second moto we had an issue and stopped after two laps. I won the qualification race on Saturday and was 2nd against the 450s so most of the weekend was pretty good. It wasn’t a bad day for Team France. At the moment I feel great on the bike and my speed is really high. I just had some bad luck. I will train a bit more this week and then be ready for Teutschenthal.”

Motocross of Nations 2021– Mantua (Italy)

1. Team Italy (Cairoli, Guadagnini, Lupino) 37 points

2. Team Netherlands (Coldenhoff, Van de Moosdijk,Herlings) 38

5. Team France (Paturel, Vialle, Boisrame) 50

9. Team Austria (Stauffer, Hofer, Sandner) 88

11. Team Germany (Langenfelder, Jacobi, Nagl) 101

12. Team Finland (Weckman, Haavisto, Sihvonen) 108

19. Team Sweden (Gifting, Bengtson)

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